A quick summary of the last few days’ training and totals for the month….
Friday 27th May
Lots of standing around, no real exercise. I was volunteering at the SVN Wedding Challenge, the precursor to Janet & Greg’s wedding, so no running but lots of pouring of squash and sharing out of crisps. On a serious note though it was 8 hours+ on my feet with minimal eating (because grazing from the aid station when you aren’t running isn’t good for the waistline).
Saturday 28th May
I did the Kent Road Runner marathon with my friend Nikki. Off plan and not at my economy pace, the goal was to get Nikki round with a run:walk strategy. She had recently walked both Brighton & London marathons and was close to pulling out of this race due to a lack of running training and a fear of not making the cut-off. Instead I convinced her to come along as do some running and walking and see how she got on. We squeaked in a finish and ran a lot more than I think she thought she could. Awesome job Nikki!
A full post on the KRR will follow shortly.
Sunday 29th May
Recovery nap and 3 loads of washing.
Monday 30th May
More volunteering, 6 hours guarding and promoting cake intake at the SVN Cakeathon. Nikki topped up her marathon with a half marathon. Elaine did her first half since she did a full at KRR last year and Teresa did her first ever half marathon! It’s great to see people achieving their goals.
Tuesday 31st May
A threshold run was on the plan, with a 20 minute interval at 5:50/km. It was pouring with rain, a bit windy and my planned route was undulating. I didn’t quite hit the planned pace but think I put in the equivalent level of effort. The magic plan must have agreed as it has increased my pace for my next run.
All in all I didn’t run quite as much as I should have done as I had a week away working and it was too tricky to fit running in. I did walk daily instead though. I also did a lot of yoga, something I am going to try and keep up in June (if only to try and make Juneathon slightly easier to stick out).